Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop - August 16, 2010

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 August 16, 2010

Mahaffie to Host Homeschool Program Day September 16
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, 1200 Kansas City Rd., will host a homeschool program day September 16.  This will be an opportunity for the homeschool community to experience a Mahaffie school program without meeting the typically minimum attendance requirement of 20 students. 

The program “Growing Up Victorian” gives students a chance to experience life as a child of the mid 1800s and includes farm chores and period games.  This program is recommended for students in pre-K to 2nd grades.  The “Wagons Ho!” program gives students a chance to pan for “gold,” explore a real prairie schooner, and find out more about the Oregon, California and Santa Fe Trails.  This program is recommended for students in 3rd-6th grades.  Both programs include a stagecoach ride. 

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the programs held 10 a.m. to noon.  Cost for the program is $5 per student.  Following the program, students and their families may stay to eat their picnic lunch and explore the grounds, Mahaffie house and Heritage Center exhibit for an additional $1. 

Registration is limited to 80 participants per program.  Register by September 9 by sending your mailing address, phone number and the number of attending students in each program at (913) 971-5504.


Mahaffie Takes Programs on the Road This Weekend
Stop by the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm booth this weekend at the Midwest Kid Fest, at the Overland Park International Trade Center.  The event runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22.  Download a coupon for $2 off admission to the Midwest Kid Fest at the Mahaffie website.  The Mahaffie booth will feature 19th Century children’s games, branding tattoos and information about the Wild West Show in September. 

Mahaffie also will be at the City of Olathe AquaFest, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 21 at Cedar Lake Park.  Visitors can enjoy panning for gold and playing 19th century games.

 

Come Visit Us!
Wednesday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: noon-4 p.m.

Through Labor Day weekend: Historic house, grounds, exhibit, living history activities and the stagecoach is running on the half-hour (weather permitting).  Closed Labor Day.

Weekdays beginning September 8: Historic house, grounds and exhibit open (no stagecoach rides)

Weekends beginning September 11: Historic house, grounds, exhibit, living history activities and stagecoach rides

 

Wild West Show
Saturday, September 25
Sunday, September 26

 

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site is operated by the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Olathe. Open hours, stagecoach operations, living history activities, special events and programs vary seasonally.  Access is limited in the winter months and the site is closed major holidays. Please call or visit our website for current times and dates.  

For more information about the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, visit www.mahaffie.org

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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm
1200 Kanss City Rd; Olathe, KS 66061
913-971-5111